Retired Carpenter Frank Williams has made a robust business out of his hobby of crafting spindles.
Matthew Judd is the owner and artist for 213 Art where he produces handcrafted and digital works of pop art, stencils, and superheroes. He’s been stallholder for the Old Bus Depot for over 23 years. We talk to Matthew about the freedom he’s found as an artist and how he found his niche with what he calls “bloke art”.
Drum Assault’s Dan Graetz, flew to Guinea, West Africa in the early 2000’s to learn drumming from the country’s best teachers. The group has since built a pedigree of performances from the National Multicultural Festival to the SBS Fifa World Cup Launch. Watch them play and dance to the beat this coming International Day, 11 February.
If you get hit with the lettuce leaf, it's good luck for the rest of the year. Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance Leader David Wong explains how veggie spit out from the mouth of a lion can swing the year in your favour. He also hints at doing Canberra's first ever Chinese unicorn dance ahead of this year's Chinese New Year celebrations.
Bulbul trading is one of the more surprising and bustling clothing and jewel manufacturers that has come to grace our markets with a long family lineage. We spoke with current Bulbul Trading Owner, Mr Hasan Bulbul, to learn more about his business and see a glimpse of the history behind the operations of his stall.
Drum Assault will bring their award-winning performance of infectious West African beats to the Markets on International Day, 11 February. We’re also expecting a number of talented and kinetic performers on the day including swing dancing from Jumptown Swing and a lion dance from Canberra Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance to kick off Chinese New Year. Let’s end the Summer right.
It’s hard to believe that it’s December and we’re nearing the end of 2017. What a year it’s been for us at The Old Bus Depot. None of it would have been possible without the continuing support of our stallholders and visitors. But the fun’s not over. Christmas events and a whole host of themes are lined up every weekend until the 24th of December.